Monday, April 21, 2014

Crock Pot Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Crock Pot Chicken Sausage Gumbo

Lately, I've been seeing a lot of bloggers posting easy, delicious dinner recipes, and it got me thinking about the recipes I use in my own household. A crowd pleaser for the Walkers is crock pot chicken and sausage gumbo. I have tweaked the original recipe to fit my family's tastes, so feel free to do the same for yours!

Crock Pot Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Adapted from the "Slow-Cooker Cookbook" by Debbie G. Harman.

Ingredients

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 package pre-cooked sausage, cut into 2 in. pieces
  • 1/3 c. flour
  • Gallon-sized plastic bag
  • 1 small green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 c. chopped celery
  • 1/2 c. frozen okra - you can buy whole okra or pieces. Buy the pieces for this recipe
  • 1 boxed container chicken stock - I use the kind with salt
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes

Directions

  1. Place the sausage in the bottom of the crock pot.
  2. Place the chicken in the plastic bag and toss with the flour. Put the chicken and leftover flour into the crock pot.
  3. Add the bell pepper, onion and celery.
  4. For the okra, you can add it now or add it the last 20 - 30 minutes of cooking while you make the rice. Jared likes the firmer texture, so I do it the latter way.
  5. Add the garlic, salt, pepper and pepper flakes.
  6. Pour the chicken stock over the rest of the ingredients. The liquid should mostly cover everything. If it doesn't, add a little water.
  7. Cook on HIGH 3 - 4 hours or LOW 7 - 8 hours. Serve over rice!
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